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My First Term as a Jigsaw Teacher

Weekend classes for children in North London Office Assistant by day and child’s climbing frame by weekend, working within the schools has been a high point of my time at Jigsaw Arts. Each weekend my alarm goes off at 7.00am and ready to bring the energy and enthusiasm it takes to be a Jigsaw teacher, I leave […]

Youth Theatre Production of Bassett Wows Audiences in London

Bassett at NT Connections First premièring at the Soho Theatre as part of the National Theatre Connections scheme in 2011, Bassett is a modern, gritty play set in the classroom of a school in the market town of Wootten Bassett. Exploring mature themes, the choice of play meant that students were able to tackle some difficult text, and director […]

Building Confidence Through the Performing Arts in Deptford Bridge

Building children’s confidence I became a franchisee because I had always dreamt of opening my own performing arts school. I wanted to create a school that did not exist as I was growing up. A school that through the performing arts supported young people’s ambitions, drive, confidence and self-esteem. I have always felt that the performing […]

Jigsaw Crouch End Student, Esther, to Appear in Short Film

Film role for student from Jigsaw Crouch End Esther Davis (Jigsaw Crouch End) will be filming the role of Jenna in the short film ‘Failure to Thrive’. This is being directed by James Brown who produced the critically acclaimed film ‘Still Alice’, starring Julianne Moore. Esther did a self-tape audition reading the script before being […]

Jigsaw Students Achieve Distinctions in LAMDA Exams

LAMDA exams for children LAMDA exams are specifically designed to develop children and young adults’ communication and presentation skills. Alongside our weekend performing arts schools for children, a handful of Jigsaw Schools offer LAMDA training, and last week students in Broxbourne, Watford and Ware-Hertford undertook their LAMDA examinations. Successful completion of LAMDA exams Whilst students were no doubt nervous in […]

Review: Mother Africa, The Peacock

Mother Africa review Last weekend, Jigsaw Crouch End student Otto had the opportunity to watch Mother Africa at The Peacock, London. Otto absolutely loved the show, and wrote this review for the Jigsaw Blog: “Mother Africa is a fantastic show that I would recommend. It shows normal life in a South African township through dance instead of words. It […]

Jigsaw Students Take Part in Playmakers at the National Theatre

Playmakers Last week, children from Jigsaw had the incredible opportunity to take part in the National Theatre’s Playmakers scheme. Jigsaw has been lucky enough to be involved with the National Theatre in the past, with our Youth Theatre having taken part in NT Connections. During Playmakers, younger Jigsaw children were able to get to grips with how to develop performance […]

Spotlight on Jigsaw Harrow

Performing arts classes for children in Harrow This year, Jigsaw Harrow moved to the exciting new location of Priestmead Primary School. Every Saturday morning, children file through the doors of Priestmead’s brand new facilities for a morning of drama, singing and dance led by specialist performing arts tutors. The teaching team at Jigsaw Harrow have worked at many different Jigsaw schools and come […]

Young Jigsaw Students Land Exciting Screen Roles

An impressive start to 2017 We’re only halfway through February and already this year children from Jigsaw’s agency, Jigsaw Arts Management, have enjoyed great success on screen. Noah Burnett from Jigsaw Croydon was successful in what was his very first audition and he is only just in the process of joining the agency. Jigsaw Croydon manager, Alex, had […]

Incredible Singing Success Stories

The benefits of singing Let’s face it: we all love singing. Whether it’s around the house, in the car or within a singing lesson, we somehow feel more alive after giving a rendition of our favourite rock song, pop song or musical theatre number. Singing is cathartic. It helps ease stress and can prove to […]

Spotlight on Jigsaw Sevenoaks

Performing arts for children in Sevenoaks Every Saturday, come rain or shine, children across Sevenoaks come bursting through the entrance of Knole Academy, Bradbourne Vale Road, to take part in a morning filled with drama, singing and dance. Knole Academy offers outstanding facilities and it is the perfect location for our Saturday sessions. Through Jigsaw’s sessions, […]

Introducing Our New Office Assistant

(Above: Jessica Young, Jigsaw’s new Office Assistant) By Daniel Jenkins We would like to give a warm welcome to our new Office Assistant, Jessica, who joined us earlier this month and is based at Jigsaw’s Head Office in Barnet. Jessica has been involved in all aspects of the theatre, and having assisted and directed shows […]